Wendy’s Easter update reflects on a royal reception, European Congress in Warsaw and the NHS Long Term Plan.
Our President Wendy Burn explains how psychiatrists’ expertise helped influence amendments to the Mental Capacity Bill, and what the changes are likely to mean for our members.
Contemplating retirement? It could be an exciting new start. Our new web section for retiring psychiatrists provides information about the array of possibilities.
Specialist doctors – your peers need you! Become a rep for the Specialty Doctors Committee and help us improve the recognition and opportunities SAS doctors receive.
We’re launching a new Leadership and Management scheme for higher trainees with the aim of developing and support a new cohort of leaders within psychiatry.
Pharmaceutical waste costs the NHS £300m a year. What can College members do to improve the situation and build a sustainable future?
Parliamentary scholar Dr James Bowler, a ST6 Registrar in Child Learning Disability Psychiatry in Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Trust in Bristol, talks about being the College's Parliamentary Scholar to Professor The Baroness Sheila Hollins.
We’re planning the next stage of our Choose Psychiatry campaign. Medical students and foundation doctors who help us can with an Apple watch.
Please check our Posts for Members page regularly for current posts.
Current vacancies include:
- Associate Dean for Advanced Learning and Conferences (closes 27 May)
- Higher Trainee Representatives needed for MRCPsych Examinations Unit (closes 1 May)
- College Lead for services for children and young people aged from 0 to 25 years (closes 3 May)
- Specialist Adviser for Foundation Training (closes 3 May)
- Psychopharmacology Committee vacancies (closes 19 May)
- RCPsych Sustainability Scholars for 2019-20 (closes 31 May)
- Trainee Doctor Member of the Psychiatrists’ Support Service Committee (closes 31 May)
- Trainees for RCPsych Parliamentary Scholar Programme (closes 31 May)
- RCPsych Parliamentary Scholars (closes 31 May)
- Member of the Committee on ECT and related treatments (closes 16 June)
- CESR Evaluators (ongoing)
- College Assessors (ongoing)
- External Advisers for ARCPs and Quality Visits (ongoing)
You can find a list of all College events on the website.
- Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry Annual Conference, 15-17 May 2019 | RCPsych London
- South West Division Spring Biannual Meeting, 17 May 2019 | Mercure Rougemont Hotel, Exeter
- The Mental Health of Armed Forces Veterans: What’s the current state of play, 20 May 2019 | RCPsych London
- Approved Clinician Induction course, 21-22 May 2019 | Holiday Inn (Bristol Airport), Redhill, North Somerset
- Foundation Trainee Conference, 23 May 2019 | RCPsych London
- CBT in Practice series: Managing Anxiety, 23 May 2019 | RCPsych London
- Adults with Autism – Management After Diagnosis course, 4 June 2019 | Holiday Inn (Bristol Airport), Redhill, North Somerset
- Radicalisation, Terrorism and Mental Health, 13 June 2019 | RCPsych London
- Section 12(2) Refresher course, 18 June 2019 | Holiday Inn (Bristol Airport), Redhill, North Somerset
- Approved Clinician Refresher course, 19 June 2019 | Holiday Inn (Bristol Airport), Redhill, North Somerset
- RCPsych International Congress, 1-4 July 2019 | RCPsych London
- Philosophy SIG Biennial Meeting, 2-3 September 2019 | RCPsych, London
- Clinical and Educational Supervisor Training, 13 September 2019 | RCPsych London
- Faculty of Neuropsychiatry Annual Conference, 19-20 September 2019 | RCPsych London
- Annual Medical Education Conference, 26-27 September 2019 | Marriott Hotel, Glasgow
- Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry Annual Conference, 10-11 October 2019 | Midland Hotel, Manchester
- 15 minute CBT for use in clinical teams: a Five Areas Approach, 21 October 2019 | RCPsych London
- Personality Disorders course, 31 October 2019 | RCPsych London
- Working with Long Term Physical Illness & Medically Unexplained Symptoms, 4 November 2019 | RCPsych London
- Advanced Communication Skills for Public Engagement, 21 November 2019 | RCPsych London
- Personality Disorders course, 25 November 2019 | Rcpsych London
- ECT Team Day, 29 November 2019 | Birmingham
- ECT Prescribers' Day, 30 November 2019 | Birmingham
RCPsych in Northern Ireland updates
RCPsych in Scotland
Dr John Crichton represented the College when he attended the serious violence summit at 10 Downing Street, which was hosted by Matt Hancock MP.
We welcome two new members of staff who have started in Edinburgh, Laura Varney (Devolved Nations Press Officer) and Laura Hudson (Interim Policy Manager). The office will host the next meeting of the Scottish Mental Health Partnership on 26 April.
RCPsych in Wales
RCPsych Publishing updates
BJPsych Advances call for papers
BJPsych Advances, RCPsych's peer-reviewed CPD journal for consultant psychiatrists, invites clinical experts to submit proposals for Articles, Clinical Reflections Refreshments on current ideas, techniques and developments in psychiatry. Articles typically discuss comprehensive, practical approaches to clinical problems and explain the full range of therapeutic options, with useful features like MCQs, summary boxes, and associated commentaries. Find out more information about the journal or submit a proposal to the journal.
Access to RCPsych journals
Did you know you can use your RCPsych member details to access BJPsych and BJPsych Advances? Click “log in” from the journal website, select “RCPsych” from the Society menu, and enter the same username and password that you use to gain access to My RCPsych on the College website. See the full instructions and note BJPsych Bulletin, BJPsych International, and BJPsych Open are freely accessible online.
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Suggest a book
Is there a particular book we don't have that would make a useful addition to the library? Do you think we need more copies of an important textbook?
The Library welcomes suggestions from members for library stock. Members can send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call on 020 3701 2761 / 020 3701 2520. These can be for books, journals or online resources.
Items suggested will be carefully considered but not all necessarily obtained
Please always check the library before making a suggestion.
Access to new journals and ebooks! Now available via your College OpenAthens Account
The library has extended its collection to include an additional 38 psychiatric journals and 10 ebooks! These include:
- Comprehensive Psychiatry
- Drug and Alcohol Dependence
- European Psychiatry
- Journal of Anxiety Disorders
- Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
- Ford: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 2e
- Maine: Treatment of Eating Disorders 1e
Members have access to these via our Access Journals & Databases page and their RCPsych OpenAthens account.
Please get in touch for more details.
CPD Online offers a selection of free modules for those without a paid subscription. You can log in to the free modules straight away using the same username and password with which you access the members' area of the College website.
Keep up to date with the latest CPDO eNewsletter.
Psychiatrist Support Service
Psychiatrists experiencing personal or professional difficulties can access free, confidential support via PSS - call on 020 7245 0412.
RCPsych International Congress 2019
International Congress, 1-4 July 2019, London: the International Congress is now open for bookings. This year’s event sold out and many were unable to secure their bookings on time. Make sure you don’t miss out in 2019 and book your place now.
2019 Forensic Faculty Conference
Missed this year's Forensic faculty conference? Fear not! If you head to the RCPsych YouTube channel, you'll find some new content from the conference, including videos of some key note speeches, as well as Q&As with a few of the speakers and their session's Chairs.
Fellowship 2019 – Call for entries
Call for entries for the Fellowship of the College is now open!
Fellowship of the College is awarded as a mark of distinction and recognition of contributions to psychiatry. As it is a College award, candidates and citators are asked to demonstrate and evidence significant contributions to the core purposes of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Applications welcome until 30 June 2019.
Foundation Trainee Conference
Whether or not you are committed to a career in psychiatry, this event will help you to explore the many options open to you throughout foundation training and before entering specialty training. We are inviting submissions for poster presentations at our conference on any aspect of psychiatry until 1 May 2019.
Got a great experience to share about your placement? We’re looking for contributors willing to speak to us at Congress 2019. You can be a medical student, a foundation doctor, a core trainee or a higher trainee, we just want to know about ‘what worked for you’.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
British Indian Psychiatric Association annual conference
The RCPsych is hosting the British Indian Psychiatric Association Annual Conference on 30-31 May 2019 in London, with talks with a range of international speakers and workshops, including a CASC Masterclass for trainees.
NHS Staff and Learners Mental Wellbeing Commission
The recommendations from the NHS Staff and Learners Mental Wellbeing Commission report are shaping the direction of wellbeing in the future, and it will shape the College’s position on wellbeing and retention for psychiatrists.